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Yesterday, Apple announced a set of new security features coming soon to iPhones. Among these features is an option to enable end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for iCloud backups. US users are slated to be the first group for which this feature will be widely available, with Apple targeting the end of the year for its US... Read more...
Intel's Raptor Lake on the desktop is a great success, but what's next for the boys in blue? According to the latest leaks, it looks like a Raptor Lake refresh is in the cards for mid-2023. That's just one part of a pretty significant bundle of data from regular leakster HXL (@9550pro on Twitter) that also includes... Read more...
The Federal Trade Commission has voted to issue an administrative complaint against Microsoft Corp.'s acquisition of game developer Activision-Blizzard. The announcement follows Microsoft's agreement with Nintendo concerning the highly-popular Call of Duty franchise. Just a mere two days ago, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer... Read more...
A PC modder has showcased their sense of humor by building a modern PC into a portable gas stove. With the implanted processor as a heat source, no gas will be required, but it might take a bit longer to fry up your breakfast. On a social media site, the PC gas stove build was showcased in a brief video. At the... Read more...
It's no secret that we love video games. Not only do we love video games, many of us lived through significant heydays of gaming eras. From the 1970s and 80s arcade boom and then video game market crash in the US, all the way to today. Within those last five decades there have been many successes, failures, and... Read more...
In the true holiday spirit, Amazon has announced that new and existing owners of an Echo Show 15 will have free access to Fire TV in the coming months. The company tweeted out the news saying that 70 percent of owners already use the device to watch videos. Smart devices are found throughout homes nowadays, with... Read more...
AMD’s hot new Radeon RX 7900-series graphics cards are due to launch very soon and we are fortunate to have both the RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX in our lab for testing. While we can’t share any performance results or show them in-action just yet, we are able to unbox these cards with you to show off the retail experience and physical designs. Read more...
As the holidays approach, you may find yourself wondering what to get that special geek in your life. An inevitable deluge of gift guides and deal roundups will help point you in the right direction (we're working on one ourselves), but for this one, we decided to focus on stocking stuffers with two criteria: they... Read more...
California-based audio technology brand Audeze is announcing the Maxwell, its latest ultra-low latency wireless PC and console gaming headset. It claims an 80-hour run time and auto-activating Dolby Atmos for the Xbox/PC version. If you're looking for a purpose-built gaming headset to add to your shopping list, the... Read more...
A team of astrophysicists has upended a long-held belief that long gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) only resulted from the collapse of massive stars. A new study, led by Northwestern University, presents new evidence indicating at least some long GRBs can also result from neutron star mergers, previously thought to only... Read more...
Dyson is actually launching the crazy-looking noise cancellation headphones with a built-in air purifier that was previewed to the public back in March of this year. Be prepared to empty out your wallet for one and possibly be shunned by the rest of society. The Dyson concept (also called the Zone) is going to see... Read more...
You're in rare company if you ever played Akka Arrh, a short-lived and ultra-rare arcade cabinet prototype that Atari released to a small test market in 1982. Now 40 years later, Atari is remaking the game to play on PC and modern consoles, including the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and of course... Read more...
The first day of Pwn2Own Toronto 2022 has come and gone, and Samsung’s Galaxy S22 has had it rough, with more potential abuse yet to come. A variety of printers and routers from different companies have also taken some beatings. Pwn2Own is a hacking contest held every year by the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), giving... Read more...
Are you still on the Elden Ring hype train, tarnished? If you fell off that particular rail-based transport apparatus awhile ago it might be time to get back on the spectral steed, because the three gigantic colosseums found in The Lands Between are finally open for business after today's free update. Check out this... Read more...
One of the sticking points hampering adoption of Intel's Arc GPUs has been its performance in older titles, particularly those using much older versions of the DirectX API. You could argue that it doesn't matter whether the card gets 150 or 300 FPS in CS:GO, but some people take that kind of distinction very... Read more...
All web browsers look essentially the same these days, but that wasn't always the case. Browsers used to have separate search and address bars until Google set a new standard when it merged them in Chrome. The Chrome address bar, sometimes called the "omnibox," has continued to get smarter over the years, and the... Read more...
It's time to turn on Apple Music's new Karaoke mode if you want to sing your heart out (or embarrass yourself) this holiday season, which happens to be one of the few big features coming to Apple Music subscribers soon. Apple announced today that it is taking impromptu duets and party sing-alongs to the next level... Read more...
Micron announced that it is shipping the world’s first client SSD using NAND flash with over 200 layers. The Micron 2550 NVMe SSD uses 232-layer TLC NAND, which the company says benefits consumers through density and power advantages. The Micron 2550 SSD is rated for sequential reads and writes of up to 5.0 GB/s... Read more...
Yet another chapter in the Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard merger has surfaced and this time it is an agreement with Nintendo. While Microsoft has been under scrutiny from multiple regulators in the UK and EU, it has been apparently wining-and-dining regulators in the US. It has also making deals with other... Read more...
As NASA's Orion spacecraft began its journey back to Earth, it captured more awe-inspiring images, with our home planet finding a way to photo-bomb a few. Orion is set to make splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, December 11, 2022. The Artemis I mission had a bit of a rough start, with several delays to its... Read more...
It now looks certain that NVIDIA partners will simply be rebadging and reboxing any GeForce RTX 4080 12GB graphics cards stock as RTX 4070 Ti SKUs. These cards would have been manufactured and prepared prior to NVIDIA's unprecedented unlaunching of the product in response to consumer complaints. NVIDIA partner... Read more...
It's not just astronauts that undergo extensive training and testing before heading into space, the same goes for objects and electronics, including storage products. So it's understandable that Phison is celebrating that its 8TB M.2 NVMe solid state drive (SSD) is ready for liftoff after the drive earned its NASA... Read more...
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